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Jethro

[jeth-roh] /ˈdʒɛθ roʊ/
noun
1.
the father-in-law of Moses. Ex. 3:1.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Jethro was a little older than she, the son of a minister in a neighboring town.

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  • And now the place had been sold, and Jethro was coming in a month.

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  • "But somebody'd have to keep it," said Jethro good-naturedly, smiling on her.

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  • "I guess I never dreamt how you lived, Jethro," she said gently.

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  • Jethro looked at her doubtfully, and then, as she smiled at him, he smiled also.

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  • Jethro got up, put his hands in his pockets, and walked about the room.

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  • Jethro came up to her, and laid a kindly hand on her shoulder.

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  • There, just study that fresco, Moses and the daughters of Jethro.

  • Captain Jethro ignored them utterly and Lulie was popular among them.

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Jethro

/ˈdʒɛθrəʊ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a Midianite priest, the father-in-law of Moses (Exodus 3:1; 4:18)
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Word Origin and History for Jethro

masc. proper name, biblical father-in-law of Moses, from Hebrew Yithro, collateral form of Yether, literally "abundance," from base y-t-r "to be left over, to remain."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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